Golf is unique from other sports because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. The sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.
Who We Are
The First Tee delivers life skills and character education to young people through the game of golf. In 2015, the organization reached more than 4.7 million young people through its programs, having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.
The First Tee’s mission is: To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf, with a focus on the underprivileged, and those who otherwise would not have access.